Launches, Events, Meetings
You're invited to the Friendly Street 2013 Mega Launch: New Poets 18 will be launched by Steve Brock; the 2013 Anthology Patterns of Living will be launched by Brian Castro. The result of the Friendly Street Single Poets competition will be announced by one of Adelaide's most prominent writers. The Nova Prize for 2013 will be announced. M.C. Tracey Korsten. Readings by the poets. This will be a massive night of poetry and prizes. 6 pm at the South Australian Writers Centre, Rundle Street, Adelaide (above Cafe Brunelli). Complimentary nibbles and refreshments. This is a free event. Go to friendlystreetpoets.org.au
Please join local poets Kerryn Tredrea and Cassie Flanagan Willanski as they launch Heather Taylor Johnson's third collection of poetry Thirsting for Lemonade (Interactive Press) from 6:30-9.00pm in the SA Writers Centre attrium. Beer, wine and nibbles provided.
Rescue at 2100 Hours: the Untold Story of the Most Daring Escape of the Pacific War by Tom Trumble. 6pm for a 6:30pm start at the Don Pyatt Room, Norwood Town Hall, 175 The Parade, Norwood. This author event is brought to you by Norwood Payneham & St Peters Library Service & Dillons Norwood Bookshop. Bookings essential: Dillions Bookshop on 8331 0946 or Payneham Library on 8336 0333. Full program details available online at www.npsp.sa.gov.au
what is visual poetry? is an informal session which will be held from 2pm to 4pm at Co-West, 129 Currie Street, City (opposite Adelaide TAFE). Tim Gaze will illustrate the nature of visual poetry with books & other publications from his own collection, ranging from early 20th century pioneers Apollinaire & Paul Van Ostaijen to the recently published The Last Vispo anthology. Cost is $2, to cover hire of the room.
Janis Hill's ebook Bonnie's Story: A Blonde's Guide to Mathematics will be launched at the Mount Barker Community Library from 1pm. Meet Bonnie and the new man in her life, Rogan; and discover what happens when hard maths meets a rolled up newspaper. Entry is free and light refreshments provided. Renowned UK crime fiction author Cath Staincliffe tagged Janis in the global Next Big Thing Blog Hop to support her new work. Bookings can be made with the Mount Barker Community Library by visiting their events page.
September 4 - 8, 2013: Write Around the Murray Festival. Australian Voices is the theme for this year's festival, on again for five days, highlighting a rich, diverse program that brings to life stories and voices from the past and present. They'll be honouring local legends, pondering the national character and sifting through fact and fiction during this annual celebration of creativity and community. Prepare to be entertained, informed, challenged, surprised and enchanted.